Definition of sailplane
: a glider of such design that it is able to rise in an upward air current
Recent Examples of sailplane from the Web
Sky Sailing San Diego takes customers into the heavens aboard sailplanes (aka gliders) high above Warner Springs, near Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Because the air will be thin, the sailplane will risk stalling.
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